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Lake and pond management workshops scheduled in Omaha, Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. – Free workshops are scheduled in Omaha and Lincoln this spring for anyone who makes decisions about lakes and ponds or wants to learn more about protecting them.

The two-hour workshops begin at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. The first workshop will be in Omaha on March 21 at the Douglas-Sarpy County Extension Office, 8015 W. Center Road. Register at go.unl.edu/OMAHALakes; the deadline is March 19. The other workshop will be in Lincoln on March 26 at the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, 3125 Portia St. Register at go.unl.edu/LINCOLNLakes; the deadline is March 22.

The workshops are a joint effort of the University of Nebraska, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The workshops are intended for landowners and others interested in learning about:

— How southeast Nebraska lakes function

— Managing waters for fisheries

— Project funding and regulations

— Lake management planning

— Resolving maintenance problems

— Developing a private pond maintenance plan

— Understanding invasive species

For more information, contact Katie Pekarek at kpekarek2@unl.edu or 402-413-1166.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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